In the early 1980s, Dr. Dolf Zillmann of Indiana University and Dr. Jennings Bryant of The University of Alabama wondered whether continued exposure to video pornography had any impact on people’s sexual beliefs and their attitudes towards women. For their experiment, 80 male and 80 female college-age participants were
divided into three subgroups, and each group was shown 4 hours and 48 minutes
––The first group, the “Massive Exposure Group,” was shown 36 non-violent pornographic films over a six-week period.
––The second group, the “Intermediate Exposure Group,” was exposed to 18 pornographic films and 18 regular films over a six-week period.
––The third (control) group, the “No Exposure Group,” was shown 36 nonpornographic
movies over a six-week period.
Later, these groups were asked a variety of questions ranging from their personal
preferences to social issues.9
The results were fascinating…
Watching Porn Decreases Our Sexual Satisfaction
Zillmann and Bryant found a direct correlation between the amount of pornography
one viewed and one’s overall sexual satisfaction in real relationships. Participants
from the Massive Exposure Group reported less satisfaction with their intimate
partners: they were less likely to be pleased with their partner’s physical appearance, affection, and sexual performance.
TO BE CONTINUED. . . .